Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

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God and Bathtime

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Add a big plastic pitcher to your bath time routine for God's sake. Every time we try to talk about who God is our own not-knowing gets in the way. All of our language about God is approximate, relational, and metaphorical attempting to describe the [...]

Morning Prayers

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Do you pray in the morning? Maybe it's easier to pray at night: the burdens of the day build up and almost urge us to pray. But by morning, rested and recharged, there's a different song on our heart—one of hope for what might unfold. I [...]

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La Casa Norte

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.  –Matthew 25:40 Kenilworth Union Church supports about 40 agencies every year through our Outreach Ministry. The church has decided to focus on agencies [...]

Choirs

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster It's been a while since I've sat in a Rejoice Choir rehearsal, but I have seen it in action: the room tingles with energy as Lisa Bond and Kelly Harrington conduct song after song, some joyful and upbeat, others with a more somber tone. Every song [...]

Second Graders

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Second graders love order and structure, and might start becoming more cautious, perfectionist or risk-avoidant than they were last year at this time. As they learn to navigate what they like and dislike, friends change quickly, and that's okay. At church, we try to meet them [...]

Fourth Graders

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Fourth graders are great: they are developing listening and speaking skills so they are more ready and interested in meaningful discussions at church. They can't sit still for long, but our Sunday morning for fourth graders is divided up into worship (with prayers and songs and a [...]

5th and 6th Graders

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster I personally love the time I get to spend with the 5th and 6th graders. Developmentally they are expressive, talkative, love explaining things, and once they do calm down enough to listen they are beginning to trust one another enough to share some of the tender [...]

Ages Three–Four

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Three and four year-olds at Kenilworth Union Church are invited into God's love through song, story, and prayer. In chapel, they learn Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments and sing classic children's worship songs. In early childhood, three and four year-olds are learning to [...]